Do you hate writing research reports? Most people do. This 20-page 'down-to-earth' article covers writing a college-level Informative Research Report in three easy steps from beginning to end. Throughout its pages are numerous links and examples that were selected to walk students through the process of choosing a topic, completing their research, and writing a well-organized research report.
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Write Your Informative Research Report Right (Now!
Why do teachers assign research reports? It's not because they've read all of the current best sellers and are desperate for new material!
Write Your Informative Research Report Right (Now!)
Writing an effective research report requires a student to use many of the tools that a successful student (and professional person) should be familiar with. First, it requires you to understand the task at hand thoroughly, and follow appropriate instructions. Next, it forces you to think about a topic in depth; it asks you to critically evaluate facts about the topic, and consider its pros and cons. If completed correctly, writing a research report will have you both 'find' and 'evaluate' information on a topic, discard information that rings untrue, then organize the remaining facts and report them from your own unique point of view. As you can see, this is a much broader form of assessment than simply giving you a quiz on grammar (God forbid!), or a college-level spelling test (double-yuk!)